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Great Lakes A School Q&A


Great Lakes A School Q&A

The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions to a Student Division Commander

Location: Great Lakes, IL
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Comment by Anti M on May 14, 2016 at 8:26pm

Congrats!  Once he gets phase three, weekends will be great.

Comment by Megs2447 on May 11, 2016 at 8:51am
I hope it's better once we are married (beginning of June!!!) and I'm family. I'll be living up there so it would be nice to have those chits approved.
Comment by Anti M on May 11, 2016 at 8:49am

I hope you still have a good weekend.  Great Lakes is not forever, so hang in there.  I went to ET A school there long ago, it just sucks in general for everyone, always.

Comment by Megs2447 on May 11, 2016 at 8:05am
Anti M he's in BECC, but he's an EM. His roommates are going to spend the weekend with us, so at least we can spend time together off base.
Comment by Anti M on May 11, 2016 at 7:43am

HT school is 16 weeks, plus a hold to class up.

Comment by Anti M on May 11, 2016 at 7:42am

Dang, I am so sorry.  Sounds like they're being strict again.  Which school is he in?   And maybe he can get some liberty buddies who are understanding.

Comment by Megs2447 on May 10, 2016 at 10:29pm
My fiancé's chit was denied. They said family only for a deviation
Comment by smbjboyd on May 10, 2016 at 8:09pm

My son is in boot camp.  He is going to be a HT.  anyone know how long A school will be?

Comment by Anti M on May 10, 2016 at 7:58pm

ATT is nne weeks, then he will go back on hold, no way to know how long.  After that, A school is 20 weeks.  After that, he might have to go on hold again, as FC C schools can get backed up.  He;d wait in Great Lakes on graduate hold (better liberty, different barracks than A school) until he gets his C school.  Expect to be at Great Lakes for about a year!  No C schools at Glakes, those tend to be in VA or CA.  He will need a great deal of patience. 

Comment by Blondefaith on May 10, 2016 at 3:50pm

Anti M

Thank you. He is still on hold for ATT but says it starts in July. He has been told that A school is only a few weeks, but I told him I read it was over 20 weeks.  Is there much time between ATT and A school?


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